Inside The New York Botanical Garden

The Inside Scoop: Giant Pumpkin Growers

Posted in Programs and Events on October 27 2010, by Plant Talk

Rustin Dwyer is Visual Media Production Specialist at The New York Botanical Garden.

Do you have giant pumpkin fever? Can you not wait to dig your trowel into the earth and take a stab at growing your own World Record-setter?

Us, too! So we went straight to the source and asked the growers of the three behemoths currently calling The New York Botanical Garden home for their best growing tips.

Here’s what they had to say:


Don Bruce said:

I have a question about pruning roots where the pumpkin starts so it has room to grow. If I do that it seems that water flows out where i trim,Am I hurting plant or doing something wrong?